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  • M&T Bank opens in the old Commander Salamander space. GM normally disapproves of new bank branches taking up storefront space, but he’ll make an exception for a Buffalo-based bank. Go Bills!
  • Georgetown canal boat gets a reprieve, but not a pardon.

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  • In one of Georgetown’s more¬†bizarre¬†moments in history: a congressional committee met in the West Heating Plant yesterday to complain about GSA not unloading property fast enough.
  • Only one more week to bid adieu to the canal boat. It is going to be destroyed next week.

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Now and a Long Time Ago: Canal Towpath

Last week GM introduced a new series, “Now and a Long Time Ago”. It was a replacement for his old series “Not So Long Ago”. Unlike that other series, where GM compared photos of today with photos from 1993 (in order to show how much has changed in such a short amount of time), with the new series he’ll show how much has changed over a rather long time.

And today he stops by the canal towpath between Thomas Jefferson and 30th St.

The old photo is from the Library of Congress (where pretty much all the old photos are going to come from) and it was taken by Albert Burns October 1, 1935. The most striking difference is that nowadays there’s a rather large tree on the banks. Of course, when this was an active canal, any trees between the towpath and the canal would have been cut down because they would otherwise get in the way of the ropes.

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